The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

By Kim Fu
Read by  various narrators

8.83 Hours 02/13/2018 unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781538556191

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    ISBN: 9781538556207

From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come. A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can’t escape.

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Summary

Summary

A BookRiot Pick of Must-Read February New Releases

From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy, a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come.

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can’t escape.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s fitting that an audiobook about five girls is delivered by five diverse narrators….While the tragedy that happens there is intensified by the narration, it’s the uniqueness of the narrators’ portrayals of the lost girls that makes this vocal collaboration distinctive. There is an intellectual side to each child that is refreshingly vocalized throughout the dialogue.” AudioFile
“A sensitive, evocative exploration of how the past threads itself through our lives, reemerging in unexpected ways.” Celeste Ng, New York Times bestselling author
“A multilayered exploration of how class and culture inform the girls’ actions and alliances during the trip, and how the trip then affects their relationships and choices in adulthood. Fu…is a propulsive storyteller, using clear and cutting prose to move seamlessly through time.” New York Times
“Sharp…Readers will delight in the complicated, brash, ugly, and sincere presentation of Fu’s characters.” Booklist
“Fu precisely renders the banal humiliations of childhood, the chilling steps humans take to survive, and the way time warps memory.” Publishers Weekly
“Fu’s characters are rich, real, and distinct…An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do.” Kirkus Reviews
“A vivid and haunting story of lives interrupted by tragedy. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore maps the journey from girlhood to womanhood, radiating both nostalgia and hope.” Hala Alyan, author of Salt Houses
“[Fu] writes with a fierce, unflinching clarity about the myriad small guilts, cruelties, frailties, and betrayals we all carry with us. This book is one you won’t soon forget.” Angelica Baker, author of Our Little Racket
“Startling and clear-sighted…The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a thoroughly compelling story, and Kim Fu is an assured and intelligent guide.” Arna Bontemps Hemenway, author of Elegy on Kinderklavier
“Stunning…I was utterly transfixed by this book.” Katrina Onstad, author of Everybody Has Everything

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Fu

Kim Fu is the author of the poetry collection How Festive the Ambulance and two novels, including For Today I Am a Boy, which won the Edmund White Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Lambda Literary Award, and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English